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Visitor Guidelines

Fashion and textiles are particularly fragile objects.
To protect them, light levels are kept low and the following are not permitted in the Museum:

  • Touching the garments. The oil from your hands is damaging.
  • Pens or markers: Sketching in the galleries is permitted only with pencil.
  • Food, beverages (including water), gum.
  • Flash photography 
  • Tripods
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Movie and video cameras.
Non-commercial still photography for personal use is now permitted in designated galleries. Flash, tripods, and selfie sticks are not permitted. At times photography may be prohibited in certain galleries or of specific objects due to lenderís restrictions.

The Museum requests that you:
  • silence your cell phones.
  • be watchful of small children..
Please note: The Museum at FIT does NOT have a coat check. You may want to consider this when planning your visit and limit your luggage, backpacks, and strollers accordingly.

For press and other special photography, including film and video projects, please contact the Department of External Relations during business hours by phone (212-217-4700) or email: press@fitnyc.edu. For requests to reproduce museum images for purposes other than private and noncommercial, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page on our website.

For other questions about your visit, please see Museum Group ToursArea Attractions, or our FAQs page.
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